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Drama Into Film (6 points)


Leader: Sue Tweg

Caulfield Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: This unit is a study of texts which exist as plays and films. The unit explores ways in which dramatists and film directors realise their respective visions within the modes and techniques available to them. The unit emphasises a range of drama and cinematic approaches to the literary text. Topics include the nature and function of dialogue in play and film, mise-en-scene in theatre and film, the question of realism, and drama text and screenplay as `blueprints' for performance.

Assessment: Seminar participation (including oral presentation): 50% + Adaptation test (2500 words): 50%

Contact Hours: 2 hours per week

Prerequisites: Completion of a first-year sequence

Prohibitions: DTS3830

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